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Recognition of religion or belief in Trinidad and Tobago

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are classified apathetic.

Recognition of religion or belief in Trinidad and Tobago


  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated rather than ideally differentiated; a focus is placed on the latter as legal registration but primarily equates to charitable status which suggests a lack of differentiation between procedures for religious entities and those for secular entities.

  • Informational requirements seem appropriate but require continued monitoring to ensure they are not unduly expanded or misapplied to the detriment of applicant groups.

Positive elements:

  • Freedom of religion or belief is broadly though not universally upheld by the government in practice.

  • Provisions to give religious groups rights regardless of registration status demonstrates dynamic character.


  • To reach receptive status, establish a revitalised recognition system that provides both existential recognition and legal registration to all belief systems and their derivatives and at multiple levels of activity.

  • To become classified as dynamic, establish a recognition agency that is autonomous of government control that is responsible for managing the recognition system.

RoRB Topic
RoRB Compliance
RoRB Classification
Country or territory
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